Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.
Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting.
Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.
Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTA Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate course fees.
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: